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First Bow-Kill Deer!

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goldentrout_one 14-Sep-18
goldentrout_one 14-Sep-18
eddie c 14-Sep-18
cubdrvr 14-Sep-18
Jon Stewart 14-Sep-18
Matt Steed 14-Sep-18
Riverwolf 14-Sep-18
JusPassin 14-Sep-18
Knifeguy 14-Sep-18
Fisher Cat 14-Sep-18
Bjrogg 14-Sep-18
nrthernrebel05 14-Sep-18
dm/wolfskin 14-Sep-18
Bassman 14-Sep-18
Kwikdraw 14-Sep-18
WildernessBuck 14-Sep-18
beemann 14-Sep-18
PEARL DRUMS 14-Sep-18
GUTPILE PA 14-Sep-18
Nemophilist 14-Sep-18
CD 14-Sep-18
Vtbow 14-Sep-18
Ken Williams 14-Sep-18
Billy Shipp 14-Sep-18
crowfoot 14-Sep-18
Pa Steve 14-Sep-18
1/2miledrag 14-Sep-18
Will tell 14-Sep-18
Tundra 14-Sep-18
NE Archer 14-Sep-18
Andy Man 14-Sep-18
Jim Keller 14-Sep-18
Sawtooth (Original) 14-Sep-18
OBH 14-Sep-18
Ranger193 14-Sep-18
goldentrout_one 14-Sep-18
goldentrout_one 14-Sep-18
goldentrout_one 14-Sep-18
goldentrout_one 14-Sep-18
goldentrout_one 14-Sep-18
goldentrout_one 14-Sep-18
col buca 14-Sep-18
wooddamon1 14-Sep-18
Caughtandhobble 14-Sep-18
longbeauxman 14-Sep-18
reb 14-Sep-18
Joe2Crow 14-Sep-18
Tom McCool 14-Sep-18
Homey88 14-Sep-18
Wispershot 14-Sep-18
Bxrecurve15 14-Sep-18
vintage-bears 14-Sep-18
Curlis 14-Sep-18
JT 14-Sep-18
Fritz 14-Sep-18
GLF 14-Sep-18
Barber 14-Sep-18
DarrinG 14-Sep-18
Knifeguy 14-Sep-18
Bowguy 14-Sep-18
NBK 14-Sep-18
Hot Hap 15-Sep-18
lost run 15-Sep-18
gettin closer 15-Sep-18
Buzz 15-Sep-18
Wapiti - - M. S. 15-Sep-18
George Tsoukalas 15-Sep-18
Longbow58 15-Sep-18
Bushytail 15-Sep-18
sammyg 15-Sep-18
Rutnomore 15-Sep-18
Butchie 15-Sep-18
Dan 15-Sep-18
goldentrout_one 15-Sep-18
fdp 15-Sep-18
trad47 15-Sep-18
Clydebow 15-Sep-18
Tethered Falcon 15-Sep-18
chenryiv 15-Sep-18
4nolz@work 15-Sep-18
Pointer 15-Sep-18
RAS 15-Sep-18
4FINGER 16-Sep-18
76aggie 17-Sep-18
Carcajou 17-Sep-18
tonto59 17-Sep-18
RAU 17-Sep-18
cedar shooter 17-Sep-18
r-man 17-Sep-18
George D. Stout 17-Sep-18
Shoe 17-Sep-18
Chance 17-Sep-18
Bernie Bjorklund 17-Sep-18
uphuntn 17-Sep-18
jwhitetail 18-Sep-18
RymanCat 18-Sep-18
Tree 18-Sep-18
nybubba 19-Sep-18
casekiska 19-Sep-18
dr22shooter 19-Sep-18
Wild Bill 20-Sep-18
From: goldentrout_one
Date: 14-Sep-18

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Here it is, my first bow-kill deer! It's a 4x1 mule deer, killed on the Book Cliffs in Utah. I'm pretty excited, it's so tough to get a shot on these things....shot him with my Wes Wallace Mentor, 57 lb at my draw, 2317 arrow (old autumn orange!), Bear super razorhead. Arrow entered in the rear of the abdomen, exited on the other side of the deer through the chest, complete pass-through on a buck quartering away at a 45 deg. angle or so.... amazing.

From: goldentrout_one
Date: 14-Sep-18

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Getting ready for the pack-out, the buck all quartered and ready to go (not that far to my ATV really.....). Right side is a rather crabby 4-points (at least by Book Cliffs standards), the left side is a freakish single prong that terminates in three wicked-looking points, sort-of like an evil wizard's staff. By the looks of the antlers, it must have just rubbed a day or two ago, there was some velvet scraps still hanging on one of the bases.... should make a neat Euro mount!

From: eddie c
Date: 14-Sep-18




congrats!!!!!! good deal.

From: cubdrvr
Date: 14-Sep-18




Excellent! (My first was a spotted fawn with an old wood riser compound lol.)

From: Jon Stewart
Date: 14-Sep-18




OUTSTANDING. A hunt you will never forget.

From: Matt Steed Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 14-Sep-18




David, way to go man! Congratulations. That is an outstanding buck, it sounds like you had that Razorhead scary sharp. Give me a call when you can. I want to hear the full story. I am proud that you had the Wallace with you, that made it even more special.

Talk soon. God Bless.

From: Riverwolf
Date: 14-Sep-18




Beautiful animal.(They all are;) Big congratulations !

Those SS Razorheads are my favorite ;)

From: JusPassin Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 14-Sep-18




That is a deadly shot angle as it takes out the diaphragm.

From: Knifeguy
Date: 14-Sep-18




Congratulations David. Enjoy the venison! Lance

From: Fisher Cat
Date: 14-Sep-18




Congratulations! Mule deer at more difficult than they look, especially with a recurve. That's quite an accomplishment. - John

From: Bjrogg
Date: 14-Sep-18




Congratulations. That is a fantastic feeling you'll never forget. You'll be seeing that shot every time you close your eyes for awhile.

Bjrogg

From: nrthernrebel05
Date: 14-Sep-18




Congrats on a nice buck

From: dm/wolfskin
Date: 14-Sep-18




Congrats.

From: Bassman Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member
Date: 14-Sep-18




Nice.

From: Kwikdraw
Date: 14-Sep-18




Super job, great trophy, and some really fine eatin'!

From: WildernessBuck
Date: 14-Sep-18




Big Congratulations! That sounds like an awesome hunt and a great shot. Beautiful buck. David

From: beemann
Date: 14-Sep-18




good work

From: PEARL DRUMS
Date: 14-Sep-18




I can feel the your excitement, congrats on a nice animal.

From: GUTPILE PA
Date: 14-Sep-18




Awesome!!!!

From: Nemophilist
Date: 14-Sep-18

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From: CD
Date: 14-Sep-18




Congratulations!

From: Vtbow
Date: 14-Sep-18




Right on, congrats!

From: Ken Williams
Date: 14-Sep-18




Congratulations

From: Billy Shipp
Date: 14-Sep-18




Congrats......that first one is a thrill.

From: crowfoot
Date: 14-Sep-18




Great job..In the passing years , you may forget some of the deer that you harvest, but you never forget the first.

Crow

From: Pa Steve
Date: 14-Sep-18




That's just awesome. Congratulations on a beautiful deer. Like already stated...the first one is always very special.

From: 1/2miledrag
Date: 14-Sep-18




Great job, congratulations!

From: Will tell
Date: 14-Sep-18




You never forget your first one, congrats.

From: Tundra
Date: 14-Sep-18




Oh My, your hooked now look out you have the fever. Congrats!

From: NE Archer
Date: 14-Sep-18




Congratulations

From: Andy Man
Date: 14-Sep-18




nice looks like it would be ahrd to get up on one out there

kinda sparse landscape ,comparied to my area

From: Jim Keller
Date: 14-Sep-18




Congratulations!!

From: Sawtooth (Original) Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 14-Sep-18




Awesome. Great job sir.

From: OBH
Date: 14-Sep-18




Well done on a fine buck!

From: Ranger193
Date: 14-Sep-18




Awesome man....how exciting

From: goldentrout_one
Date: 14-Sep-18

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Here's some pics of the country I was in - we are maybe 50 to 80 miles north of Moab. We are in the mountains, but still relatively dry up here. There are pines and aspens in some of the steeper canyons, but up on top or where exposed it's mostly sage brush or junipers. A bit hot during the day.

From: goldentrout_one
Date: 14-Sep-18

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This is the pond I was sitting on - a man-made pond used to water cattle, but of course the wildlife comes in to drink too. One night I saw a coyote come charging in while some does and fawns and a small buck was drinking - the deer panicked and ran in all directions, until one doe stopped and realized it was bigger than the coyote, and then the doe chased the coyote away! That was fun to watch... another night, a badger came in... the deer did not like that one bit, but the badger ignored the deer....

From: goldentrout_one
Date: 14-Sep-18

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My view from my 'stand' (I just hid in some tallish sage brush).

From: goldentrout_one
Date: 14-Sep-18




Typical scenery....

From: goldentrout_one
Date: 14-Sep-18

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From: goldentrout_one
Date: 14-Sep-18

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In the canyons, a bit more 'forested'. Although, the deer tended to the more open country when feeding. In the pine canyons, that is where you found the elk.... I did miss a shot at a spike, heartbreaking....

From: col buca
Date: 14-Sep-18




Well done Hunter !

From: wooddamon1 Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 14-Sep-18




Cool buck and nice country, congrats!

From: Caughtandhobble
Date: 14-Sep-18




Way to go!!!!

From: longbeauxman
Date: 14-Sep-18




Awesome job! Congrats!!!

From: reb
Date: 14-Sep-18




Cool!

From: Joe2Crow
Date: 14-Sep-18




Very cool, congrats! The Mentor is a great bow.

From: Tom McCool
Date: 14-Sep-18




Good for you! Great to hear your hard work paid off!!

From: Homey88
Date: 14-Sep-18




Congrats! Way to go!

From: Wispershot
Date: 14-Sep-18




Good for you

From: Bxrecurve15
Date: 14-Sep-18




Congratulations on a fine buck. With a fine bow.

From: vintage-bears
Date: 14-Sep-18




Congratulations !!

From: Curlis
Date: 14-Sep-18




Well done.

From: JT
Date: 14-Sep-18




Dandy!!!! Congrats!!!

From: Fritz
Date: 14-Sep-18




Congratulations!!!

From: GLF
Date: 14-Sep-18




Very nice, congrats on a tough job well done.

From: Barber
Date: 14-Sep-18




Awesome, congratulations !

From: DarrinG
Date: 14-Sep-18




fantastic!!! Thanks for sharing!!

From: Knifeguy
Date: 14-Sep-18




David, you must have been scrunched up pretty good to hide in “tallish” sage. Way to go. That’s hysterical about the doe chasing the yote off! Lance

From: Bowguy Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 14-Sep-18




Congrats!!

From: NBK
Date: 14-Sep-18




Way to go! As they say, you'll never forget your first. ;)

From: Hot Hap
Date: 15-Sep-18




Very nice - Congratulations - Hap

From: lost run
Date: 15-Sep-18




Congrats, good start.

From: gettin closer
Date: 15-Sep-18




What a neat buck. I love deer with character. Congratulations on your bow kill!

From: Buzz
Date: 15-Sep-18




Congratulations.

From: Wapiti - - M. S. Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 15-Sep-18




Well done thanks for sharing photos.

From: George Tsoukalas
Date: 15-Sep-18




Excellent! Congratulations! Jawge

From: Longbow58
Date: 15-Sep-18




Awesome, great job, congrats!!!!

From: Bushytail Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 15-Sep-18




Congratulations on a nice buck! Hopefully I'll get out west for a hunt.

From: sammyg
Date: 15-Sep-18




Congrats, mulies with a bow, always wanted to try it.

From: Rutnomore
Date: 15-Sep-18




I happy for you...

From: Butchie
Date: 15-Sep-18




Awesome! Congratulations on your first.

Can you share the name of the pack you used. Thanks!

From: Dan
Date: 15-Sep-18




Taking a buck in open country with a stick bow is a heck of an accomplishment. Kudos to you!

From: goldentrout_one
Date: 15-Sep-18




Pack is a Mystery Ranch 'Crew Cab'

FYI, I've been shooting a recurve since 1980, bowhunted causally in California with no success, moved to Utah in 2006 and been bowhunting seriously for deer since then - my 12th season trying to get a deer with a recurve, and it finally happened.... wow, I thought I was going to go to my grave without getting a deer with a recurve! Just can't give up..... got to keep trying....

From: fdp
Date: 15-Sep-18




That's a nice deer and a unique first one. Congrats..

From: trad47
Date: 15-Sep-18




Nice! Stuff of dreams... I d kill to get out to God’s country. Good work!

From: Clydebow
Date: 15-Sep-18




Great job, congrats!

From: Tethered Falcon
Date: 15-Sep-18




Congrats!!

From: chenryiv
Date: 15-Sep-18




Congrats!! That’s how you get it done!!

From: 4nolz@work
Date: 15-Sep-18




Congratulations.Ive been reading your posts for years here I'm surprised it's your first!

From: Pointer
Date: 15-Sep-18




Congrats...that's great

From: RAS
Date: 15-Sep-18




That's a great buck Dave, we knew you would get it done, your shooting has really improved this year. Now to try out that new Dryad Orion !!!

From: 4FINGER
Date: 16-Sep-18




Congrats David on a Fine "BooksBuck"...that country holds an amazing amount of Wildlife...Congrats again...Well Done...4finger

From: 76aggie
Date: 17-Sep-18




David, you say he should make a nice Euro mount. While I agree, I also think he could make a fine traditional mount as well. Most folks tend to mount only the very symmetrical looking racks. I prefer the ones like this buck which are unusual. Those kinds of mounts are the ones that stick out in my mind. Whatever you do, congratulations on your buck!

From: Carcajou
Date: 17-Sep-18




Congrats on a hard earned trophy, and great choice of camo too, I would have a hard time seeing you hiding in the sage ...thanks for sharing!

From: tonto59
Date: 17-Sep-18




Congrats on a fine Buck.

From: RAU
Date: 17-Sep-18




Congrats!!

From: cedar shooter
Date: 17-Sep-18




Congrats.

From: r-man
Date: 17-Sep-18




very good

From: George D. Stout Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 17-Sep-18




That is a fine trophy in my book, and a great hunt.

From: Shoe
Date: 17-Sep-18




I have the same book George has...…….Congratulations!

From: Chance
Date: 17-Sep-18




That is a hunt of Lifetime right there. You'll never forget it what beautiful country as well

From: Bernie Bjorklund
Date: 17-Sep-18




What a nice buck! Tons of character taken in some gorgeous country! I'd say you paid your dues to get that buck! Congratulations!

Bernie. (formerly Catalpa)

From: uphuntn Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 17-Sep-18




Congratulations...

From: jwhitetail
Date: 18-Sep-18




great job! Congrats. JW

From: RymanCat
Date: 18-Sep-18




Good job you won't forget . If you don't mount a skull mount would look good an unusual rack is cool like him.

From: Tree
Date: 18-Sep-18




nice job

From: nybubba
Date: 19-Sep-18




Man I love them first deer pics. "Your bow, it will keel." Bastardized quote from Forged in Fire Nybubb

From: casekiska
Date: 19-Sep-18




Good for you. Congratulations on your first bow kill, well done. Hope this turns out to be the first of many!

From: dr22shooter
Date: 19-Sep-18




congrats dr

From: Wild Bill
Date: 20-Sep-18




Congratulations!

Thanks for sharing the photos and stories. Certainly a different terrain/hunt then what I know in the northeast.





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